DAVIS, Claude O. "Bud"; b: 13Oct1924, Florence, Il.; d: 27Mar1993, Jacksonville, Il.; bu: Blue River Cemetery, Detroit, Il.; m: Clara I. Bettis on 15Apr1944 in Winchester, Il.; fa: Claude Davis; mo: Elizabeth Floyd. A resident of Bluffs, Il. WWII Army vet. Survived by his wife; one daughter: Mrs. Dale (Shirley) Hearold of Bluffs; one son: Roland Davis of Bluffs; seven grand and two g-grandchildren; one brother: Frank Davis of Valley City; and two sisters: Faye Watkins of Bowen and Mae DePriest of St. Louis. Preceded by one son: Roger; and three sisters: Dorothy Reining, Mardell Garrison and Louise Guthrie.
The Quincy Daily Journal - Saturday, October 17, 1903, Page 2
Pike County Man - Who Died Here, Was Treasurer of the Sni Island Levee and Drainage District - Joseph Dober of Atlas
Pittsfield, Illinois, October 17, - Joseph Dober, who died Thursday morning at Blessing Hospital leaves a wife and several sons and daughters. The funeral will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m., at Atlas, and be in charge of the Odd Fellows. The burial will be at Atlas.
Joseph Dober was one of the fore-most citizens of Atlas township. He was a democrat and prominent in the councils of his party and had an extended acquaintance over the county. He represented Atlas township one term on the board of supervisors, being the only democrat from the township for years. He was treasurer of the Sni Island Levee and Drainage district. He was also a Woodman, a member of the M. P. L. and the Pike County Mutual.
The Quincy Daily Whig - Sunday, April 25, 1909, Page 5
Pike County Man Is Dead
Augustus Dow, Prominent Banker of Pittsfield Died Yesterday Morning
Was An Old Settler - Went to Pike County in 1858 and Served Through the Civil War as Clerk
Yesterday morning at 9 o'clock occurred the death of one of the best known and most highly respected men in Pike County, Hon. Augustus Dow. He had been a resident of Pittsfield for over a half century and was loved and honored by all who knew him. He was always associated with every project which had as its aim the advancement of his home town.
At the time of his death hea had almost passed the alloted three score and, ten years but the age of the deceased did not in the least allay the shock of his death to his many friend in both Pike and Adams County. He had been ill but a few days and his condition was not considered serious until Friday evening when his friends gave up hope of his recovery.
Augustus Dow was born in South Coventry, Tolland County, Connecticut, on October 9, 1841, of Scotch parents of prominence in that county. When a young man he went to Hartford to make his start in the world but the allurements of the great western country appealed to him and he started for the land of promise, arriving in Pike County in 1858. Scarcely had he become settled in the new home when the Civil War plunged the country into grief and along with a number of others he joined the army of Cumberland and was given the position of paying teller or clerk.
He served throughout the war and after the close returned to Pittsfield where he engaged in the milling business with a man named Chapman. Upon the death of his partner the firm name was changed to Dow & King, and it has remained so far the past decade. In 1900 the firm's business was partly destroyed by fire and from the ashes was built one of the best and largest mills in western Illinois.
In 1892 Dow was elected to the state legislature and also has served on the board of directors for the institution for the blind at Jacksonville. He served for a number of terms as mayor of Pittsfield and also as a member of the board of supervisors of Pike County. At the time of his death he was president of the First National Bank of Pittsfield.
He is survived by a widow and one son, Harry, who is a lawyer in the employ of M.W. Harris & Company, bankders of Chicago. No arrangement have as yet been made for the funeral.